The Spirit Is Speaking About Preparing The Bride


Always waiting for my beloved

My friend and I have been communicating for weeks about the same subject. The wise and foolish virgins, spoken about in scriptures before the return of Christ. The Lord tells us that the Holy Spirit, when speaking a message, will continue to confirm His word by two or three witnesses.

Well, she heard the parable in Matthew 25, of the 10 virgins. At this time we can see that 5 of the virgins had their lamps full of oil and were waiting for their bridegroom, while 5, were foolish, and did not take any oil with them. It states that “at midnight the cry rang out; “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!”

Well of course we can see from the story the, virgins had fallen asleep and the foolish virgins had no oil with which to light their lamps. They were left out of the wedding banquet.

Now, I told my friend that I had heard the same message from a word of prophecy and then later on a program. It just kept coming. Then the Lord had reminded me of a dream I had many years ago. About 20 years ago and it fit right into this parable.

I had been in a small church bridal chamber. I was with my bridesmaids and I was wearing a red slip.  I had only one shoe and couldn’t find the other one. This was totally inappropriate and they were trying to prepare me for my wedding. I said, “Wait!” It’s as if I still had something to do. I ran out of the chamber across a beautiful open prairie with flowing tall grass and flowers. As if I was oblivious to the fact that I was about to be married.

All of a sudden I heard the most beautiful music and looked up. There, perched on a stone wall, was a very attractive man, playing a guitar. He seemed to be dark-skinned and perhaps Italian or similar. Very soothing and charismatic in his manner. I was drawn to him almost hypnotized. As he looked at me, he asked, “Would you like to hear more?” All of a sudden, I remembered my wedding. “Oh no!” I said, I can’t, I must get ready for my wedding!” “Wait, I have more! He said. No! I must Go!” I broke away and began to run back to the chapel. I came through the door into the bridal chambers with my bridesmaids waiting with everything in hand, just in time with minutes to spare.

As I woke I detailed everything in my dream and I understood this to mean that I would be distracted from my impending wedding to the bridegroom, Jesus Christ, if I were not careful. However, at the time, I did not see this as a problem, since I was very strong in my walk.

This dream seemed to indicate a very close proximity to His return, by the look of this wedding and the timing of my fall. This is what is scary to me. At that time I thought, there is no way with my love and devotion to Christ, and my passion for evangelism, that this could ever happen. Hmmm, as the Word says, “be careful how you stand, lest you fall.” Well, it would certainly seem, life and it’s troubles and the enemy’s craftiness can turn you away from your pure devotion, if you’re not careful.

When I had an encounter with the man on the wall, it could only mean one thing, and that is the enemy. He “masquerades as an angel of light.” In all his beauty and cunning charm. Deceptive as he may be, he is hypnotic, however, he cannot snatch away the ones, whom the Lord has called as His own. And he is certainly not more powerful than the Holy Spirit. His spell had been broken and the Lord protected me in very many ways.

I had His supernatural protection all around me, because there was a time, that I was walking in a dark place and I was one of the foolish virgins. And what He had done was just the dress rehearsal. The warning call, for me. Yes, that’s right. He disciplines those He loves. He tells us to get out of the world and go back to the bridal chamber where we belong! To get ready, for the day of reckoning is coming.

He shows us signs, if we have our spiritual radar. He did this for me. I listened to Him. I watched the signs. He spoke to me and even told me “he was getting married.” I knew what that meant. Although these words were spoken through a man, to me this meant, I had better stop playing around and do what I’m supposed to be doing. Being sanctified, the bride, without spot, wrinkle or blemish.

I had no business making a covenant with the Lord and committing adultery with the world and this was the meaning of the dream. Now He was sending a message from above. “It’s time to fill your lamp and stay wise. Just because it’s taking me a long time, does not mean that I am not coming for you.”

Yes, I have been doing just this. Filling and staying filled. I am reminding him, that I will never be empty again. My love for him is true and nothing nor anyone else will ever replace this love. It is pure and eternal.

He will not open the door to me and say, “I don’t know you!” But when He looks at me, it will be with the longing eyes of a groom toward His bride; The Apple of His Eye!

Many are called few are chosen!

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I Never Knew You!


come to meThese are the words that no one desires to hear when the Lord returns; but they will and it will be spoken to many people that are quite active within ministry and the church.

This will be the saddest day for all mankind and I grieve when I read about this in scripture. People are always saying, “well God knows my heart.” This is a direct fulfillment of what scriptures states, “the heart is wicked and deceitful above all things, who can know it?” Well it’s true, God can know it, however, the heart being wicked and deceitful only means that we can deceive ourselves into believing we have some kind of ‘goodness’ that can save us. We don’t. We were born into sin and there is only one that is good, as Christ stated to make His point. “Do not call anyone good for only our Father in heaven is good.

Oh yes, we are good at something that’s true. It is, as I stated, self-deception. We try to climb up on that cross as if we can redeem ourselves with works or our image that we have created. This image is nothing but a false idol that we bow down to and hope that others will as well. Yes, this is why the commandment tells us, “Do not worship false images.” We can create a picture of ourselves in our pride and it is the very thing that keeps us from entering into a true intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. The only one that can save us from our deception and pride. The word of God tells us that, “He became nothing.” That’s right, the king of the universe, stepped into a mortal body to live among us and He did not consider His reputation.

When we come to Christ, we are to have our identity in Christ and we become nothing. He lives through us and touches the world through our hands and feet. Our eyes and mouth. We are the vessels. As pathetic as we are, He loves us in all of our imperfection and He alone brings about the change in us by the power of the Holy Spirit. This cannot happen as long as we are still holding on to any belief that we are doing this or He needs our help. The opposite of the humanist belief must take hold and we crucify our flesh so that He knows we are dead to ourselves. This is why Paul said, “His strength is made perfect, in my weakness. When our pride is wiped out and we are broken. This is when Christ becomes the strongest in our lives. It is the only time that we realize it is not our power. “Not our will, but thine be done.” It’s simply impossible as long as we are sitting on the throne of our will and not submitted to Him.

Now, in the end when He judges mankind it will be just this self-deception that men have chosen, to be cast aside. It is not the Lord’s choosing, but the very men that have been serving in ministry. However, they are not serving God, they only give the appearance of this to the outside world. Here is the pinnacle of the judgement in that day. It says in scripture; (Matthew 7:21-23) “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say(and the word many translates to the majority, or greater part) to me on that day, “Lord did we not prohesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?” Then I will tell them plainly, Depart from me, I never knew you.” The word knew is defined as “an intimate relationship.

So when the separation takes place we can see that the Lord is not pleased with all of these works, even though the people that claimed this as their right to enter heaven, think that they were serving the kingdom. The key and the operative words are, “I never knew you.”

If you look further, in verse 24, He defines the real meaning of this relationship. You cannot hear the word of God and know the truth and continue to live your life any way you please. There must be an outward change that is visible of your relationship with Christ. And it is not the title or works you perform, but the lifestyle that you live. It must be a reflection of the Lord ruling and reigning on the throne of your heart. If He is ruling, you will have the power to turn away from an unrighteous life and overcome these areas of darkness. You can’t hide behind good works as a smokescreen and believe that the Lord is going to let you slip into the kingdom because you taugh bible study or led ministry. He demands a consecrated life and we are the example of the Word of God being read. Paul tells us, ‘we are epistles being read.” Our life and the fruit of our lives to the world.

If we do not allow this, we are in rebellion and we are the ones spoken of in the last days, “they worship me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

So we can see these portions of scripture are dealing with the ones that claim to know Him. He is not speaking of the unsaved world. It is far worse to claim you know the truth and continue on with your deeds of darkness and use the name of Christ to promote yourself. This is very dangerous since we can see that the lost, don’t walk in hypocrisy. They don’t claim to have a desire to follow Christ and therefore are not preaching a double standard.

I had a friend that came with me to a church years ago. It was a vital church, but things started to be shaken at the top. Church leadership was being called out, by the Lord. A definite shaking was taking place and these people had lives that were unconsecrated and they were doing things that were morally wrong.

My friend laughed when we had a trip together. We were in a European country and walked into a club and she and I saw women on the tables dancing and men drunk as could be. We walked out and she made the statement, “hey it’s just like that church!” I laughed so hard and thought, “you know, she’s right! What separates that church from the world, if the leaders are engaging in acts such as these? She had asked me, “why would these people even want to pretend? If they are going to do this stuff, why no just quit being involved in a church?” Very profound statement from my friend. I was trying to be a witness to her and yet, after she had seen this, she made the valid point, that these people were indeed, worse that she was in their actions, because of their sanctimonious and hypocritical lives.

Of course the Lord wouldn’t allow this to continue and the church fell apart. If the leadership wanted to walk in these ways, the Lord was not going to allow them to lead so many others down this slippery slope. “Judgement begins in the house of God.” And since we are also considered temples, this means us as well.

So here we see the end days approaching and I would encourage everyone, to look at these words with great fear and do a self-examination, just as I did. I speak for myself as well and can say, I had almost fallen away from discouragement, yet refused to be claiming I was an active believer when I was walking in darkness. I just couldn’t drag the Lords name through the mud. To me, get in or get out! This is exactly what the Lord says in Revelation. Remember, I had posted this once before.

Revelation 3:14-16 “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth!” (The word for spit/spew, is vomit) It actually makes the Lord sick to His stomach to see such hypocrisy and remember, He is speaking to the church.

It is coming very soon, so I would say, now is the time to get on your knees and repent. Ask Christ to come and reign in your heart so that you will be one of the over-comers that He praises in the end. These are the ones that He will say to, “Well done my good and faithful servant, enter into your rest!”